Thursday, August 7, 2008

Papa Update

Well, it's been a pretty busy week around these parts. My apologies for lack of blogging but I've been running around like a crazy person and haven't really had much time.

I went on Monday to visit Papa in his new "home." I was very nervous to see him in his new surroundings so my Aunt B was able to meet me. When we went in I could tell he didn't quite know who I was but he was polite and said hello. After we had been there for a little bit it all clicked and he asked me about work and things going on. It was just really sad to see him struggling with words and getting confused on who was who and what was what. Though he was a trooper and fought through it. My cousin Wink came over and brought his new baby boy over for a visit. I had not seen the new baby yet and he is so cute! Papa got to hold him (with some help) and it was beautiful to see his eyes light up and look so happy. Overall it was a nice visit, a good "first" visit if you will and I'm confident I will be able to keep visiting and be okay. Mom did suggest that I read up a little bit on the disease to help myself understand a little bit more and I'm going to do just that. I think of it as if I were in his shoes, I would be scared and lonely and not know what was going on so seeing familiar faces who love me and know a little bit about what I would be going through would make all the difference in the world.

Plus, someone needs to bring him chocolate cake and cherry pie since he does not think too fondly of the food he has had so far. I think "edible... but not good" were his exact words, along with a yucky face.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about this Alisha...I know it is so hard for a grandparent to go through something like this. You just have to do what you can do and I think you definitely are.


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